Ellen Newhouse is a member of the firm’s Financial Services Practice and leads senior-level executive searches for a broad range of companies in the financial services industry, with a focus on investment and commercial banking. Ellen’s background in corporate finance and equity research enables her to deeply understand companies’ leadership needs, and find the talent who can help take the business to the next level. Ellen also works with a large network of public and private corporations, providing guidance on senior leadership roles across key functional areas, including corporate development, M&A and marketing.

Deep expertise in banking, capital markets and corporate development

  • Based in the firm’s Stamford office, Ellen partners with premier financial services firms to recruit senior-level executives for a variety of leadership roles. In the corporate and investment banking arena, she has worked with prominent North American and international banks and other financial institutions.
  • Ellen’s client work also includes leadership roles in corporate development/M&A and integration as well as financial services brand and marketing officer roles. She partners with Fortune 100 and 500 corporations as well as private operators and private equity portfolio companies across the U.S. and abroad.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Ellen worked for Stephens, one of the largest privately owned investment banks in the country. At Stephens, Ellen began her career in investment banking and moved into equity research, specializing in coverage of the healthcare services industry.

Ellen graduated with high honors from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, where she earned her B.S.M degree in finance.

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